PDK Dead?

Posted by sk on 2017-06-25 05:22
Forums: PDK discussion | OS: All / Any

Is this product still an active project? I know that it adds support for newer versions of perl but there doesn't seam like much of anything else has changed. Do you have a product road map that shows if there are new versions of PDK in the pipeline? This is a great product by the way I was just hoping you could answer my questions.

ActiveState Staff
Mon, 2017-06-26 13:50

There are no new updates or features planned for PDK.

Individual sales of new licenses for PDK ended in 2016. Existing Support and Maintenance packages can be renewed to allow continued access to the final version of the PDK installer from your Account page. Once Maintenance/Support expires it can't be renewed, and the Account page does not offer downloads.

There have been no new features added since PKD 9.0.

The last update is PDK 9.5.1, which was a bug fix/patch update to 9.5 and supports ActivePerl 5.16 through 5.22.

sparvu | Sat, 2017-12-30 00:32

Thats very silly from your side to dump something people were *using* and finding very useful ActiveState for.

PDK was in fact the connector between ActiveState Perl and Windows. Simple stopping PDK is forcing users to dump your products and look elsewhere.

eddyjpn | Thu, 2018-03-15 17:24

I just came to ActiveState to see if any new versions of PDF had been developed. Seeing that it is now dead, I think it's a sad end not only for PDK but for ActiveState as well. PDK was the only reliable way to wrap Perl apps into a cross-platform executable. Basically, PDK was the reason I was staying with ActiveState for any Perl development. I have a clear path forward, but unfortunately, it is not with ActiveState.